Auckland’s weather is famously changeable but never more so than in spring. I’ve just dashed out in pouring rain to grab the towels off the line when 10 minutes ago they were drying in bright sunshine. Yesterday I drove over the Bombays into the Waikato and marvelled at the spring green of the trees in the sunshine. Having arrived in Hamilton and sitting in a cafe drinking a coffee with friends (and very pleasant it was!) I looked out the window to see horizontal driving rain. But when I drove back the sun was shining again. I know “four seasons in one day” drives Aucklanders crazy especially when planning outdoor activities. I, however, am enjoying the weather – it is a welcome change from the relentless heat of the tropics.